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Old 10-05-2011, 10:24 PM
icftoo (George)
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Blackmans Bay, Tasmania, Australia
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Talking Celestron CGEM 1100

After many years of dreaming, I finally got my 'beast' I also have an 8" reflector.

I contacted BINTEL in Melbourne on Monday the 2 May and discussed scope and extras, paid the dough and received the scope Friday the 6th May. Fantastic service from BINTEL

The CGEM 1100 is all i wished for and anyone thinking about getting one i can recommend and happy to answer any questions.

As Murphy's Law would have it, it has been cloudy until tonight. The seeing wasn't great but I checked out the Moon, Saturn and Omega Centaurus until it clouded over again I was having issue aligning it and the goto wasn't working properly. When i came back inside, i read the manual cover to cover and ended up Factory resetting the mount. I pointed it to SCP and did a 'Quick Align' (while inside) and did a few Goto's. It functioned perfectly.

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